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I’ve been waiting to do this interview for a while now and I’m very excited to present to you an author who has written perhaps one of the most interesting tales I’ve ever read. The Audubon Caper is a work of fiction based on actual events and the story starts at rapid speed and escalates from there. If you’d like to read my review of the book click here. No matter what type of material you read you’ll definitely be amazed at the idea that this is a true story and happened in the USA. Without going into too much detail I’ll just tell you this is definitely one of my favorite books and if you haven’t already indulged you should run right out and buy a copy. You definitely will not be disappointed.
Interview of Author Roy Murry
Where do you write? What’s your creative space like?
A quiet room anywhere I can plug in my Laptop. I need a place with no distractions.
What is your favorite writing tool?
#1 Tool: My Brain. A good night’s sleep with no appointments in the morning is very important to me before I write. I place an outline in my mind the night before I write and fill in the blanks when I start writing around 4:00 a.m. in the morning. Other than my mind, I have three books near by The World Almanac, The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and their Thesaurus.
What movies star would you pick as one of the characters in your book and why?
I have never thought of my book as movie material. Any young actor in their late twenties would do fine. I think any good actor could pull off the main character’s traits.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you realize that dream?
Well, I didn’t dream of being a writer. I got drafted into the US Army, before I could decide what I wanted to be. As a Green Beret in Vietnam, I felt like I reached a goal very few could achieve and live to tell about it.
When I returned home from the war, I reached another goal, not a dream, of graduating from college where my America Literature professor told me I could write after grading my assigned assessments of great and not so great American Writers. At that point, I thought, not dreamt, I will be a writer someday.
Explain your creative process.
I outline with sentences what I will write. After that, I put my mind to work at each step. Sleep on it and write. I do this with the reviews I write for my blog.
One or two sentences, while reading a book, and then put my brain to work. Then I write. Might sound too easy, but it works for me. If I’m not happy with the first draft, I repeat process again, again, and again if need be.
If you could only have one mode of transportation, what would it be a horse or a bicycle?
Neither. I’m a walker. Therefore, I’d rather walk, thank you.
Do you dream about your stories?
I don’t call it dreaming. As I said, I put my brain to work. That’s why I have one.
What were you like in high school?
I was an introvert until I got to know you. Then I became an extrovert. With friends and family, I was fun to be with. But if they screwed with my reading time, they knew they were in trouble.
What’s your favorite theme park? Why?
Disney World and Epcot Center, Orlando, Florida. The main reason was to see the happy faces on my children. That was years ago. In a few years, I’ll take my grandchildren. For me, I liked adventure land and the restaurants at Epcot. Traveling is a theme park for me. I do all the itineraries, etc.
Are you a reader? What types of books do you like best? What author(s)?
Read?! That’s all I do. Read, write, and play golf is my life.
Past: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau, et al
Near past: Edgar Allen Poe; Arthur Conan Doyle, et al
Present: Dan Brown; James Patterson, et al
For my blog: #children to #erotica, and all in between
I like mysteries. Who-done-it’s I love to solve before the end of the book. Since
starting my blog http://www.conniesbrother.blogspot.com,
my reading has been eclectic.
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